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The Lilac

The Lilac

By Ashley Surowski

The lilac is a home to Blossom Unapologetically. Sharing stories of Resilience and Expansion. As we learn to listen to our inner knowing, share our truths, love our “skin suits” and heal our Mind/Body and Soul. With guests from Healers to mediums, mystics to mothers, caregivers to astrologers, shamans to Artists and everything in between.
Get ready to laugh, cry, learn, love, expand, heal … and Blossom Unapologetically

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The Lilac Jan 27, 2021

“Radiantly Alive” with Spiritual Psychotherapist Alana Warlop
Apr 14, 202257:33
“Medical Mediumship, Angels and a Buffet of Psychic-ness” with Julie Ryan

“Medical Mediumship, Angels and a Buffet of Psychic-ness” with Julie Ryan

In this episode we chat everting from Medical Mediumship to Past Lives, Angels to speaking with Deceased Pets. Psychic and Medical Intuitive and human MRI machine Julie Ryan can sense what medical conditions and illnesses a person has and facilitate energetic healings. She can communicate with spirits both alive and dead. Julie can scan animals, access people’s past lives, and she can tell how close to death someone is. Her book Angelic Attendants: What Really Happens As We Transition From This Life Into The Next describes a series of events that involves angels, multitudes of deceased family and friends, the spirits of deceased pets, and countless serendipitous and miraculous moments. Julie’s children’s books Angel Messages For Kids, Angel Messages For Dogs, and Angel Messages For Cats are picture books that have angels answering kids’ tough questions. Each week, Julie scans callers on her 'Ask Julie Ryan' podcast which is heard by millions in over 100 countries throughout the world. Julie is a businesswoman, an inventor, author, radio show host, podcaster, and a serial entrepreneur. Her surgical device inventions are sold globally and she has founded nine
companies in five different industries. Julie’s Psychic and Medical Intuitive skills are learned.
Feb 17, 202201:06:56
“Mothering against all Odds“ with Neeley Brimer
Jan 27, 202253:20
“It’s Okay Not to Be Okay”

“It’s Okay Not to Be Okay”

Today’s Episode is a bit of a life update. Today I share where I’m at, why the podcast is currently in flux and sharing that it’s Okay not to be okay sometimes. I do an oracle card reading for guidance and I share my struggles with anxiety. The end of the episode includes a short 5 minute Guided Meditation to help ground your energy and return to presence within your body. I am forever grateful for you listening and sharing and reaching out 🙏🏻💜 love and light to you sweet soul
Nov 18, 202129:09
Art, Alter Egos and the Healing Power of Music. with Mandy Cole

Art, Alter Egos and the Healing Power of Music. with Mandy Cole

In today’s Lilac a Episode… Im chatting with one of my besties. She shares her experience competing in a national songwriting competition, her journey through grief and loss. Creating art for arts sake. Her alter ego Jill and the beautiful healing power of music. Please welcome my beautiful and amazing friend Mandy Cole. @mandycolesings @jackandjillrocks
Oct 21, 202158:39
“Bodytalk & the Winding Road to Love” with Dawn Humeny

“Bodytalk & the Winding Road to Love” with Dawn Humeny

Today we delve into the consciousness based healing modality of “Bodytalk”. My guest is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner for over 11 years. Currently studying "Masters level" PaRama BodyTalk and learning BodyTalk for Animals. She Specializes in helping people overcome emotional and/or psychological blocks that keep them stuck in an (un)comfortable rut - which often presents as some bodily injury, disease or dysfunction. She shares her joirney into Bodytalk and her beautiful winding road to reunite with her soul mate after 18 years apart. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and join me in welcoming my guest Dawn Humeny
Oct 14, 202148:13
Live Organ Donation and the Blended-Unblended Family with Shelley Hunt
Oct 07, 202101:05:44
 “Shamanism and the Healers Journey” with Rainbow Medicine Woman Debra Lee Hilary
Sep 30, 202101:06:09
“Wine Clubs, Wings and Robin Williams” with Harvest Sutherland

“Wine Clubs, Wings and Robin Williams” with Harvest Sutherland

My guest is the Founder & Creative Director of PARE Media, connecting Wine Lovers with great Wineries. After spending nearly a decade working in Film & Television coordinating national advertising campaigns for fortune 500 clients. Harvest has worked with agencies on the development of more than 75 commercials for some of the most recognizable brands in the world including: Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, North Face, MGD, E*Trade, Verizon, Nike, and the 2010, 2014 Olympic Campaigns. She was also an assistant for Jason Reitman & Daniel Dubiecki and worked on multiple major motion film productions in Vancouver, BC. Today we chat everything from Organic farming, small town living, wine clubs, wings and robin williams with my friend Harvest Sutherland
May 27, 202159:43
“Grateful living and Taking the Leap” from the “my kind” podcast with Daiya Anderson
May 20, 202142:45
"P.E.M.F and Speed-Flying” with Sean Dillon

"P.E.M.F and Speed-Flying” with Sean Dillon

Today I chat to a PEMF therapy practitioner. The discovery of PEMF can be found in the story of Yuri Gagarin's mission to be the first man to enter space, subsequently leaving our planets Magnetic Field. This Russian cosmonaut, left the planet strong and healthy but returned to Earth in near critical condition after just one hour and forty-eight minutes in orbit; simply because his body had been deprived of earth's Pulsing Electro-
Magnetic-Field (PEMF). His bodily functions were shutting down because he left the natural environment that supports normal cellular functions. Hence the birth of PEMF. We also chat about Sean’s Life long passion of speed-flying( the sport of skiing and paragliding) and living a fulfilled and healthy life. with Dean Dillion
May 13, 202156:01
“Dream Again” with Aidan Mayes

“Dream Again” with Aidan Mayes

Welcome to the lilac, My guest is the educator and founder of Aidan Mayes School Of Music, where she has been teaching voice, guitar, ukulele, piano, songwriting and musical theatre for the past 11 years. She is a graduate from Canadian College of Performing Arts. She is also one half of the powerhouse female duo Aidan & Mandy. She been busily writing and recording her second solo album “Dream Again” ready to be birthed into the world on her 42nd birthday, May 11th 2021. Aidan is a beautiful, feminine powerhouse. Who’s soulful music speaks to her journey of passion, life, love, loss, heartbreak and resilience.... please welcome the one and only Aidan Mayes.
May 06, 202101:05:52
“Shingles, MAID, Raising Wildlings and the Arctic Circle” with Jennifer Gordon

“Shingles, MAID, Raising Wildlings and the Arctic Circle” with Jennifer Gordon

My guest is a community living facilitator, who helps adults with special needs live a full and rich life in our community. She shares her journey with shingles, neuralgia and chronic pain. She shares her own experience with medical assisted suicide (MAID). Her deep love of Summerland, and our community. We chat Everything from Montessori, raising Wildlings and “holidaying” at the Arctic circle. She is hilarious, authentic and honest and I am so proud to have her in my mom-tribe ... please welcome my friend.... Jennifer Gordon
Apr 29, 202101:07:51
“Eat, Pray, Love and Eat Again” with Lisa Baxter-Burke

“Eat, Pray, Love and Eat Again” with Lisa Baxter-Burke

My guest today is my lovely friend Lisa Baxter-Burke Co-Owner of Front St., Brasserie in Penticton BC which she opened with her husband/chef John and business partner Kathy in 2016. Lisa talks about pivoting their business during the pandemic. Bravely sharing her fertility journey through IVF and surviving miscarriage. How she has learned to live a full and beautiful life without the rainbow baby. Learning that “just because your a perfectionist doesn’t mean life will be perfect”. And above all lets “Eat, Pray, Love and Eat Again” with Lisa Baxter-Burke
Apr 22, 202159:57
“Social Justice, Comedic Motherhood, Chronic Pain” with Alison Tedford
Apr 15, 202156:07
“Love, Loss and Broken Heart Syndrome” with Denise Surowski

“Love, Loss and Broken Heart Syndrome” with Denise Surowski

My mother in law shares her love story of almost 40 years and my father in laws battle with rare terminal cancer. This is a story of being a Caregiver, the power of the mind and the toxicity of stress. The resilience of Love, Enduring Loss and living with Broken Heart Syndrome. with Denise Surowski
Apr 08, 202101:00:60
“Retrain Your Brain- Understanding the RAS”

“Retrain Your Brain- Understanding the RAS”

Solo Episode—
So here’s a little disclaimer in today’s show we’re gonna talk a little science-meets-wellness. Im not a scientist .... but I’m a wellness geek so A few years ago I heard about the RAS and became fascinated. When I began researching and understanding this part of the brain and it unexpectedly helped me understand myself. Its a profoundly helpful tool in my humanity toolbox, and I’m so excited to talk about the Reticulating Activating System. (RAS)

Its a bundle of nerves 2 inches long, the width of the tip of a pencil eraser at the base of your neck the top of your spinal column. But essentially the RAS is a filter... Every bit of information gets funnelled through the RAS (Except smell) it’s the bridge that connects the subconscious part of your brain To the conscious part of your brain. Most importantly this filter can be programmed, to help us live a more beautiful life💜
Apr 01, 202112:03
 “Addiction, Homelessness and Advocating for the Marginalized” with Desiree Franz
Mar 25, 202154:30
“ Presence, Ayahuasca and Finding Your Voice” with Mia Harris
Mar 18, 202101:08:58
“ Unravelling the Mysteries of Tarot” with Sarah Mayes
Mar 11, 202148:59
“Theatre nerding, ADHD, Caregiving and Idina Menzel” with Lindsay Gallagher-Smith

“Theatre nerding, ADHD, Caregiving and Idina Menzel” with Lindsay Gallagher-Smith

This beautiful vivacious performer shares her journey into motherhood while simultaneously caring for her own mother with early onset dementia. We chat everything from, therapy, ADHD, body image, family dynamics while thoroughly “nerding out” about theatre. with Lindsay Gallagher-Smith
Mar 04, 202101:02:10
“Parenting, Podcasting and the inner voice” With Daiya Anderson
Feb 25, 202101:00:16
“ Ayurveda, Breathwork and Honouring yourself” with Devie Rose.
Feb 18, 202150:23
“Life’s not a sprint it’s a Marathon’” with Mare McHale

“Life’s not a sprint it’s a Marathon’” with Mare McHale

Our guest today Is Mare McHale a former journalist and radio announcer, and owner of Redhead Mare Media company. She is the Host of Finding Your Cape - The Podcast and the author of the best-selling book Finding Your Cape. She spearheads the Mareathon, an online community connecting like-minded people committed to a positive, thriving life. Mare is an advocate for mental health, women's health and special needs.       In 2017, Mare became a widow at the age of 33 when her husband Jeremy took his life after battling depression and anxiety for years. Mare is raising her beautiful son, Thomas as a single mum. Thomas has special needs and she is determined to boost inclusion in our world & educates others by showing their life online. This tragedy spurred Mare to openly document her journey, with the hopes of helping others. She believes 'life's not a sprint, it's a mareathon'. She is inspiring, honest, authentic and a “lifter of souls” is my immense honour to share her with you all.
Feb 11, 202101:02:12
“Spirit guides, Reiki, Mediumship and the Empath” with Jessica Harrison
Feb 04, 202132:38
“Mantras, Goal Setting and the Mind-body connection” with Chelsea Stasiuk

“Mantras, Goal Setting and the Mind-body connection” with Chelsea Stasiuk

How we speak to ourselves Directly influences our health and physical wellbeing ( or skinsuit as I like to call it). Practical advice on how to start on the road of fitness or maintain a fitness lifestyle especially during times of chaos and stress. Mantras, goal setting, and the mind body Connection. With Nutrition & Wellness specialist, fitness and spin instructor Chelsea Stasiuk.
Jan 28, 202142:59
The Lilac Trailer

The Lilac Trailer

A home for the perfectly imperfect souls...a place for us to learn from each other, share some of our stories, laugh at ourselves and maybe find some bits of wisdom along the way. If you’ve been on a quest to become your best and highest self, if you’ve been looking for a place to land. Welcome home my friend, let’s blossom
Jan 27, 202101:01
PILOT “Hold your breath and Leap” with Ashley Surowski

PILOT “Hold your breath and Leap” with Ashley Surowski

Sometimes you just have to hold your breath and leap ... So here it is, I’m stepping into the abyss into the Lilac. Where we celebrate our perfect imperfections. We Seek progress over perfection. Finding the lessons, choosing to grow and releasing what no longer serves us. A safe place to share our stories of triumph, struggle, wisdom and vulnerability so that we may rise together. This podcast as an act of rebellion over my limiting beliefs. As a performer, I am very comfortable playing a role that others have written for me. I am however utterly TERRIFIED of being “Me” on a public platform. So I’m choosing to be brave. crossing my fingers and toes and leaping ...Thank you for leaping with me.

May this moment of fear break a wall that needed to crumble...
Jan 21, 202111:35